Scholarship Established In Memory Of Vianney Baseball Player

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KIRKWOOD, MO. (KTVI) – Charges have now been filed in a head-on crash that took the life of an 18-year-old college baseball player.  Clayton Pfeiffer was the innocent victim who played for Missouri Baptist University.  Police say a California man, Dale Kawamura, was high on meth when he crossed the center line in February near Creve Coeur Mill Road and Olive.

Kawamura is now charged with involuntary manslaughter.  He is not yet in custody.

Pfeiffer’s father has been focused on finding ways to honor his son`s memory.  After asking his son’s friends, Dan Chinnici decided to hold a scholarship fundraiser at Pevely Farms Golf Club on July 28th.

Money raised will help establish a scholarship fund in Clayton Pfeiffer’s name to annually help a student attend St. John Vianney High School.  Vianney is where Pfeiffer and his father played baseball.

“He was passionate about his friends, baseball and Vianney,” said Chinnici.

Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or play can call 314-799-5540 or email mail@claytonpfeiffer.com.  Checks should be made payable to St. John Vianney High School.

Chinnici says his son worked so hard to play for the Vianney Griffins that a scholarship seemed like the right thing to do.

“I know that he put every ounce of energy and sweat and everything he had to make that happen,” said Chinnici. “It was like that with everything he did.”

Chinnici says every day is a struggle but he stays focused on honoring his son’s memory.  He wears a wrist bracelet that reads, “All-Star in Heaven.”  He also wears his son`s gold necklace shaped in the number 2, the uniform number worn by both Pfeiffer and his dad when he played for the Griffins.

“I’m just trying to have him with me everywhere I go.”

For more information go to www.claytonpfeiffer.com or www.facebook.com/claypfeiffer.

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